Board Management and Governance Associate
About this role
Do you strive to implement the highest corporate governance standards? Would you like to use your know-how to make a difference day in and day out at the world's largest asset manager? Look no further! BlackRock is seeking an Associate within Fund Board Governance. We know how it feels to be valued every single day, and be recognized!
BlackRock takes a dynamic approach to alternative investments, creating investment vehicles that increasingly capitalize on evolving opportunities in fast-changing markets. We offer clients strategies designed to provide returns with low correlations to the broad equity and bond markets, including private equity, real estate equity and debt, fund of hedge funds, single-strategy hedge funds, long-only absolute return strategies, commodities and structured products.
As a Corporate Governance Authority, you will work closely with internal asset management teams and business partners to ensure communications operate effectively and to the highest standards.
Provide general company secretarial support (board meetings, minutes, proxies, circular resolutions, AGMs, EGMs, liquidations) for limited partnerships, SICAVs and entities domiciled in various jurisdictions
Ensure the highest level of corporate governance within all BlackRock Alternatives companies
Ensure that the work is fairly allocated across the team
Reviewing the tasks performed by the analyst within the team
Playing an active role in the acquisition and disposal of investments by collating company documents for deal closings
Responding to basic KYC queries
Scanning and filing documentation for all of the entities within the structure
Ensure that submissions are of a high standard and are suitable to provide to the Board and address key items;
Assist in monitoring and updating diaries, metrics;
Updating company records (both internal and Blueprint) and preparing templates, as well as reviewing and drafting documents and procedures;
Support the strong governance and control framework in place across BlackRock Europe by adherence to the processes and procedures to meet all regulatory and statutory obligations;
Actively work to develop and improve various processes and controls in response to regulatory and industry changes, and as directed by the Boards and the business;
Skills and qualifications:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (strong minute taking ability required);
- People management experience;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to adapt to shifting time expectations;
- Highly organized, attention to detail and with excellent personal time management
- Ability to build positive connections across the business, operations and suppliers at all levels of management up to and including Board of Director level;
- Ability to make presentations in person or by conference calls, draft clear and detailed reports;
- Familiarity and experience with Diligent Software is an advantage;
- Deep understanding and interest in investment instruments and markets is a plus;
- Knowledge of the regulatory and corporate environment for Lux funds
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
Our hybrid work model
BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.